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Fighting Leukemia in PJ’s
By Bruce Watson

Cooperstown’s modified girls basketball coaches, Bruce Andrews and John Brotherton, offered to donate 50 cents to Leukemia research for each girl who wore pajama’s to the match against Richfield Springs.

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Coopertowns’s modified girls basketball coached by John Brotherton and Bruce Andrews traveled to Richfield Springs last week to help raise money for the fight against leukemia by playing pajama basketball. Richfield coaches Jody Bard and Jesus Martinez along with the Cooperstown coaches wore their pajamas too. (Photo by Bruce Watson)
In honor and memory of area folks affected by leukemia, Richfield Springs was co-sponsoring, along with Thrivent Insurance Group, a fundraising event which included a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and Community vs. RSCS donkey basketball faculty/staff game to benefit leukemia research.    

Initiating the pajama incentive were Richfield Springs coaches, Jodi Bard and Jesus Martinez, whose teams not only competed in their PJ’s but donated a “Basket of Summer Fun” as a prize for the RSCS silent auction. Bard noted that by the end of the game there was $100 in earnings between the PJ incentive and extra donations from the Cooperstown/Richfield spectators.  

Both teams were publicly recognized by the leukemia fundraiser coordinator, Chuck McMann. A fifth grade teacher at RSCS, McMann commended the teams  for their  spirit of giving back and working together for a great cause.   

To cap off the Richfield Springs fundraiser, RSCS students in grades  pre-kindergarten through twelfth are donating all loose change and competing for the most amount raised per grade level. A total amount raised has yet to be determined but preliminary figures are amazing.


Bruce Watson is a freelance writer for The Mercury and currently substitutes for ODY. He is a recent retiree of RSCS

 


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